Business Committee is responsible for the organisation of Senedd Business. It
is the only Committee whose functions and remit is set out in Standing Orders.
Its role is to “facilitate the effective organisation of Senedd proceedings” as
stated in Standing Order 11.1.</OpeningPara>
Presiding Officer chairs the meetings, which is attended by the Leader of the
House and a Business Manager from each of the other political group represented
in the Senedd.</OpeningPara>
The Committee usually meets weekly in private when the
Senedd is in session, to comment on proposals for the organisation of
Government business and to determine the organisation of Senedd business in
Plenary. The minutes for these meeting will be published once agreed by the
The Committee may choose to meet in public on an ad hoc
basis, to make recommendations on the general practice and procedure of the
Senedd in the conduct of its business, including any proposals for the
re-making or revisions of Standing
These meetings will be subject to the normal procedures for
public meetings and members of the public are welcome to sit in the public
gallery to observe them. Information on how to attend a meeting of the
Committee can be found in the Attend
a Committee Meeting section.
out more about the Business Committee.
Reports produced by the
The Assembly Timetable
Business Committee must publish a timetable every six months that:
- outlines timetables for Plenary
- establishes times available for
other committee meetings within the Senedd;
- establishes times for meetings
of political groups;
- outlines dates for oral
questions to be taken in Plenary meetings.
the Senedd Timetable